Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1236

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (var. copallinum) or uncommon (var. latifolia)

Look for it in dry woodlands, and also (depending on variety) in sandhills or rocky glades or maritime thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 9-11(23) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-yellow/White
Usually bisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-007:
Rhus copallina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac